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Beauty Ideals

Emily Ratajkowski On The 'F***ed-Up Beauty Ideals Put On Young Women'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.09.2016 | Women

Emily Ratajkowski says that she’s felt judgment regarding her sexuality and body since she was very young. The 25-year-old model posed nude for the...

The Valuable Lesson Going Blonde Has Taught Me

Melissa Clark | Posted 02.15.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Clark

Being different simply for the sake of it traps you just as much as forcing yourself to be "normal" for the sake of being "normal." In either scenario it is the opinion of others controlling your choices.

When We Don't Feel Pretty Enough

Ariane Machin | Posted 02.12.2017 | Women
Ariane Machin

To all the hard-working mamas out there, to the ones that give everything and expect nothing, to the ones that are exhausted from getting up all night, to the ones working multiple jobs to provide for their families, please give yourself permission today to do what you need to do to take care of yourself, because you deserve it. You are pretty enough, you are good enough, and you are enough in who you are, today.

On Being A Chinese-American Woman

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.16.2016 | Women
Maria X. Liu

I want to be vocal about my experience in order to encourage others to do the same. The experience is one that needs to be collectively shared so that future generations will one day feel empowered and thus embrace their culture.

Priscilla Frank

What Happens To A Photographer When His Mother Becomes His Muse? | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts

We often assume that most people who take photos of their mother do so under specific circumstances: family vacations, celebratory occasions, or a can...

This Campaign Wants Young Girls To Embrace Their Natural Curls

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices

Dove's "Love Your Curls" campaign is taking its quest to inspire curly hair appreciation from feel good videos to the written word. In the latest iter...

What Do the 'World's Most Beautiful People' Have in Common? They're All White

Summer Noblé | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices
Summer Noblé

Experiments like Dr. Solomon's aim to create a visual representation of what beauty means, but instead it just reinforces Eurocentric beauty standards that have long been valued over other traits.

Garnier Tries To Scare 'Fatigued' Working Moms Into Buying Beauty Products

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.11.2017 | Parents

As if professional women don't have enough to worry about, a new Garnier ad suggests busy moms should feel guilty about their aging skin. The March...

Powerful Short Film Challenges Beauty Ideals That Govern Skin Color

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts

In discussions of mainstream beauty ideals, it's not uncommon to hear media outlets discuss the prominence of certain body types, addressing disorders...

#EffYourBeautyStandards, This Model Has No Use For Them

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.10.2015 | Women

Plus-size model and body-love activist Tess Holliday has a message for anyone who thinks beauty is related to size: #EffYourBeautyStandards. Go...

Art Exhibition Champions Blemishes, Pimples, Scars And Other Glorious Flaws

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts

For much of the world, a zit is something to be eradicated, a pimple covered up. Wrinkles, scars, bumps and blemishes of any kind are best hidden and ...

Mothers Ask Daughters To Do Their Makeup And The Results Are Absolutely Perfect

Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts

Applying makeup is no easy feat. There's all that accenting and accentuating, not to mention the contouring involved. Learning to properly administer ...

The Truth of Living Alongside the Beauty Ideal

Maja Tosic | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Maja Tosic

My first tackle happened before birth. As my gentle mother looked onto the screen and saw that she was having a girl, my fall was born. In this unfair world, my descent was given life before my first breath awoke me in tears and screams.

The Right Answer I Almost Didn't Give My Daughter

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

My brows furrowed, my mind raced. Are you kidding me? I thought. Are you really setting the bar that low?

This Very NSFW Ode To Female Beauty Will Forever Alter Your Perception Of Body Hair

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.08.2014 | Arts

Warning: This video is, as the title notes, very NSFW. There will be gratuitous nudity if you click play. Leave it to the art world to turn the iss...

'Ballet-Themed' Workouts: Why Take the Dancing Out of Dance?

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nadia Khayrallah

Dance training isn't always associated with body positivity, but it does show you a lot of ways to understand and appreciate your body that are unrelated to looks.

It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.13.2014 | Women

A woman with a "perfect body" in 1930 would barely get a second look from Hollywood producers or model casting agents today. Addiction and eating ...

13 Sadistic Women's Beauty Treatments Straight Out Of A Horror Movie

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

The quest for "beauty" is a timeless one, and throughout history, women's appearances have been particularly subject to scrutiny. Across the ages, lad...

Is Beauty Without Makeup The Best Goal?

Christina Huffington | Posted 03.06.2013 | Women
Christina Huffington

"True perfection, it seemed to me, had to be effortless," an editor remembers.

Maybe a Wrinkle Would Do Me Good

Leigh Greaney | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Leigh Greaney

New York City can ruin your day when you're a semi-decent looking 20-something, hoping for a little respect on a friendless subway ride.